June 14, 2010 — The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) made history today when its members nominated Dr. Joan Fallon to be its next President. She is the first woman in the organization’s 79-year history to be nominated for its highest office.
In an unprecedented move, incumbent president Dr. CJ Mertz asked Dr. Fallon to run for the presidency. I couldn’t be more proud to pass the torch to an individual who is the favorite pick of college presidents, students and Chiropractors worldwide,” states Mertz. “She is a proven and highly effective leader with sound judgment and great integrity. Dr. Fallon has an impeccable reputation and has contributed tremendously to make chiropractic and subluxation household words. I am backing her one hundred percent”, Dr. Mertz said.
“I am honored that the membership chose to nominate me,” said Fallon when asked how she felt at being nominated. I am anxious to help ICA grow and become the premiere organization in chiropractic. ICA was designed to take chiropractic worldwide, and I plan to do that should I be elected president.”
Fallon’s authored a major textbook on chiropractic and pregnancy along with numerous journal articles. She has lectured worldwide on chiropractic and pediatrics, is often called upon to be the spokesperson for children receiving chiropractic care.
Her advocacy coupled with her integrity has brought chiropractic to children across the globe. She has been featured in such publications as Parents, Parenting and Baby Talk Magazines as well as on television and radio because of her work with children.
Fallon holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and a degree in biology from Franklin and MarshallCollege. She is a Fellow of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and recently received a philosophy degree LCP(hon) from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
In addition, she has completed her major coursework for a Masters in Clinical Investigation from a joint program with Harvard and the Institutes at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Source: www.askfamilys.com, Ken Nanus